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An ode to the haters

- June 14th, 2012

In light of the recent swarm of threats and insults on Anita Sarkeesian’s video for her Women Vs. Tropes in Video Games Kickstarter page, or the bizarre flack The Guild‘s Felicia Day has faced over a  benign video about a gamer girl’s love for a country boy, this song about YouTube trolls couldn’t be more relevant.

You can download the tune by Clever Pie and Isabel Fay on iTunes with proceeds going to an anti-bullying charity.

Anyone who’s ever been told to f— off and die by an Internet commenter will find this very cathardic. Warning: The lyrics are NSFW-ish.

Can you spot the Doctor Who guest appearance?

Thanks to @Mel_Wood for the tip

Country boy and gamer girl, together at last

- June 13th, 2012

Why yes, that is The Guild‘s Felicia Day in a country music video about the unconventional but oh-so-sexy love between a honky-tonk man and a cosplaying woman.

It’s the latest episode of The Flog, Day’s new show on Geek & Sundry. Other notable episodes for gamers include the one where Day applies her Skyrim blacksmithing skills in real life or the one where she plays Streets of Rage for the first time.

Dragon Age: Redemption airs finale

- November 15th, 2011

Today marks the sixth and final installment of Dragon Age: Redemption, the web series based on bioware game Dragon Age II, penned by and starring The Guild creator and nerdom superstar Felicia Day.

The series proved underwhelming at first, but I have to admit, it grew on me. While it’s often cheesy and sometimes cliche, Day succeeds in one area where other video game adapters have failed: Making the series really feel like an RPG. With the different character classes, the party-forming aspect of questing, and even a brawl with mercenaries in an ale-serving inn, it really feels like like a video game (or a Dungeons and Dragons session) come to life.

Check out episodes 1-5 after the jump.

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